Friday, December 7, 2018

The Doctor Lied

November 17th

Unfortunately our doctor lied to us. Therese is not in remission. He was buying time while he got a second opinion. Out of the blue our Oncologist asked us to get an "appointment with radiology, STAT!" We asked several times why, but no one told us; until Thursday night before our appointment on Friday, the doctor calls us. He apologized to Therese and said that there was something on her brain and he had to confer with the other doctors. We did not sleep well Thursday night and I'm so angry that I can not be in the same room as the Oncology Doctor right now. I don't trust myself. We met with the Radiologist and we will start the new scans at the end of this month and the treatments in the beginning of December.

November 29th

Sorry for being so quiet recently, we have had a lot of appointments but nothing done so far. We met the Oncologist, I did not break his face, and he suggested we go to the scan center an see if we could get an earlier MRI. Thank God, we managed to get a MRI for tomorrow and then we'll see what's going on with the new brain tumor and if we can start radiation treatments sooner. More tomorrow....

November 30th

The MRI is done, now the wait. We contacted radiology, but they may not be able to see us any sooner than the 11th when they fit Therese for the radiation treatment mask. Also, we just received a letter in the mail from Henry Mayo Hospital records department saying that they can't complete our request and send us Therese's medical records due to missing address information...I'll let that one sit with you for a while....
Update! The radiologist just got back to us. The tumor is already 3cm. Treatment will start ASAP. She is moving around patients to get us in. It looks like we'll begin radiation treatments, Tuesday. I would like to ask for prayers at this time, thank you.

December 1st

My fantasy novel, Kingdom of Scars, is done. I’m not sure how to feel about it. My wife is still worried about me. That I won't be able to provide for myself due to my impairment when she is gone. So next year I'll finish my fantasy series and write four books instead of just one. Hopefully, things will work out and we'll be fine. Until then I'll just do the only thing I can, tell stories.  

December 6th

Round one of the radiation is done and Therese has a glow about her. It must be the Christmas Cheer!

December 7th
My wife is in bed with a headache; now it’s my time to worry.